B.S. in Materials Engineering

Materials Engineers design, characterize and manufacture the "stuff" of our everyday world. Semiconductors, metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites are examples of the materials used to make everything around you - from your computer to the chair you are sitting in, from artificial body parts to the skin of the space shuttle. Materials scientists and engineers work in nanotechnology, biotechnology, aerospace, alternative energy, microelectronics and virtually every industry sector.

Our undergraduate program prepares students to enter the materials engineering profession in a variety of industries. The curriculum provides specialized training that builds on science and mathematical fundamentals and engineering principles. By choosing an appropriate set of electives, the students can specialize in one of the three tracks: (a) Biotechnology; (b) Environmental health and safety; or (c) Semiconductor, mechanical and structural engineering.

Major areas of study are the relationships between materials' structure, properties, processing, and performance covering metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. The MatE programs stress the roles of design, development, and process engineering, and also prepare the exceptional student for research and graduate study. The Department has excellent laboratory facilities for courses and student research.

Please contact Dr. Ozgur Keles for more information.


Enrollment & Graduation Data

Materials Engineering Total Enrollment Data

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Materials Engineering Graduation Data

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** Some data will not be available because no students in that cohort will have achieved a 5th or 6th year of graduation until 2023.

Note: Graduation rates are calculated based on the student’s first entry cohort information.


The SJSU's Office of Institutional Research and Strategic Analytics manages student enrollment and graduation data, as well as other academic information. To access the information, please refer to the links below:

ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission

The Materials Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Program Criteria and the Materials (1), Metallurgical (2), Ceramics (3) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.


Quick Links

Curriculum Overview

BS in Materials Engineering in the SJSU Catalog

Approved Technical Electives for Materials Engineering Students [pdf]

Minor in Materials Science Engineering

Learning Outcomes

BS Materials Engineering Enrollment History

BS Materials Engineering Graduation and Retention Statistics